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International Studies

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the International Studies major, student will be able to demonstrate:

  1. Knowledge of factors (e.g., historical, political, economic, socio-cultural, philosophical, ideological,  technological, strategic) that shape relations among nations, with particular attention to their regional focus of study;
  2. Ability to apply historical knowledge in the service of a comparative analysis of political, economic, socio-cultural, philosophical, ideological, technological, and/or strategic issues.
  3. Ability to conduct and use research to elucidate international issues—by both  finding, evaluating, and interpreting relevant primary and secondary sources, and  by conducting, analyzing and interpreting original research;
  4. Ability to apply his/her learning by presenting a convincing case for a course of action that would address a substantive international issue.